Who is Josh Hamilton?
Joshua Holt Hamilton was born on May 21st, 1981. He is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds (2007), Texas Rangers (2008-2012, 2015), and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2013–2014). Hamilton is a five-time MLB All-Star and won the American League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2010.
Hamilton has four daughters, 3 with his ex-wife, Katie Hamilton and a step-daughter from Katie’s previous relationship. TMZ reports that he is being charged on an allegation of injury to a child, a 3rd-degree felony, and turned himself on Wednesday, October 30th, at the Tarrant County Courthouse.
Josh Hamilton Daughters (Sierra Hamilton, Michaela Grace Hamilton, Stella Faith Hamilton & Julia Shea)
Josh Hamilton’s three daughters with Katie are, Sierra Hamilton who was born in 2005 and currently 14, Michaela Grace Hamilton 11 and Stella Faith Hamilton 8. He also has a model step-daughter Julia Shea, currently 18.
Julia Shea is an aspiring model represented by CGM Models and lives in the Los Angeles area. Her sister Madison is seen in her photos but keeps her own account on Instagram set to private, as does Sierra. Hamilton and Chadwick’s youngest daughter, Stella, appears to be too young to have her own social media account just yet.
After multiple knee injuries ended his MLB career, Hamilton told the Associated Press that while he does miss playing some days, his focus is now on his daughters, and sometimes coaches his daughters’ softball games.
He said, “I’ve been making up for lost time with my girls, being Dad. Got a ranch towards College Station, spending time there. Hadn’t really thought much of baseball. It’s one of the things where I never cared too much about watching the game, but I loved playing it more than anything.”
Josh Hamilton Alleged Child Abuse
Hamilton is being charged on an allegation of injury to a child, a 3rd-degree felony, and turned himself on Wednesday, October 30, at the Tarrant County Courthouse. His bail was set at $35,000, with part of the conditions being that he is banned from having contact with one of his daughters, which was then expanded to include any child under the age of 17.
As per court documents obtained by TMZ, his daughter alleges that Hamilton threw a full bottle of water using an overhand motion into her chest and that he was swearing and yelling at her before grabbing a chair and throwing it at her.
The daughter further claims Hamilton grabbed her by the shoulders and yanked her to the ground, which caused an injury to her hip, before pinning her down and hitting her legs with “an open hand and a closed fist.”
Hamilton’s alleged that afterward, he said, “I hope you go in front of the f***ing judge and tell him what a terrible dad I am so I don’t have to see you anymore and you don’t even have to come to my house again.” Reports indicate that it is her 14-year-old, Sierra Hamilton who was allegedly physically abused.
Josh Hamilton Marriage to Katie Chadwick and Their Divorce
The All-Star outfielder was married to Katie Chadwick, who’s best known for starring on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County. The couple tied the knot in 2004, but unfortunately, while Hamilton struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his career, their marriage also took a hit, and they filed for divorce in February 2015.
Hamilton met his ex-wife met through her father, Michael Chadwick, a businessman who served as a mentor for Josh as he worked to get past the drug addictions that cost him years of his baseball career. The two started dating in 2002 and married two years later. After 11 years of extremely rock years together, they filed for divorce. In 2018, Michael Chadwick passed away from cancer.
Hamilton’s drug addiction has been well documented since it began in 2001, when he made his first trip to rehab, In 2003, Hamilton failed multiple drug tests, and after numerous stints in rehab and a three-year suspension, Hamilton relapsed with alcohol in 2009, then again in 2012. In 2015, Hamilton’s relapse involved cocaine.
Years after divorcing Hamilton, which was a storyline featured during Katie’s stint on Real Housewives of Orange County, she made her second reality TV debut on the second season of Lifetime’s Marrying Millions, and in a twist on the gender-normative, she was the sugar mama in her relationship featured on the show.
Katie Chadwick started dating Kolton Pierce, a hip hop artist, 14 years her junior. The couple initially met because he was friends with one of Katie’s daughters, Julia, who’s 18-years-old, and they tried to kept their relationship under wraps for months before breaking the news as natch, cameras rolled.
Julia said of their relationship, “If I would have had it my way, I would have not picked my mom to date one of my best friends.”
Hamilton’s ex-wife also opened up about her divorce on the series. She said, “My marriage ended due to my husband’s substance abuse issues and just some personal battles that he was dealing with. The divorce was definitely not something I would have done and just still sorting through how to raise my kids in a way that I didn’t anticipate.”
Josh Hamilton & Katie Chadwick Net Worth
Hamilton and Katie had an estimated net worth of $50 million before their divorce. After their divorce, his divorce, Chadwick’s Celebrity Net Worth, is an estimated $10 million.
While the bulk of Hamilton’s money came from his All-Star baseball career, he was the No.1 pick out of high school by Tampa Bay in 1999, and made his big league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2007, before joining the Texas Rangers.